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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Hand Ulcer (Overview)

Hand ulcer = an open sore on the hand.


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How can I relieve the pain from mouth ulcers caused by hand, foot, and mouth disease?

How can I relieve the pain from mouth ulcers caused by hand, foot, and mouth disease?

Mouth ulcers: Your physician can prescribe a oral rinse to sooth and numb the tissues while the lesions heal. This will help immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Hand Ulcer (Overview)

Hand ulcer = an open sore on the hand.


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M57 masturbated 3 days back with dirty hands, now see multiple problems. Ulcer on shaft skin under glans, small dot crusting ulcer on glans.Advise?

M57 masturbated 3 days back with dirty hands, now see multiple problems. Ulcer on shaft skin under glans, small dot crusting ulcer on glans.Advise?

Skin Ulcers: It sure sounds like you need someone to see this and make sure these are not just minor troubles from friction caused by masturbation. Ulcers usually appear with syphilis or herpes, or deep abrasions...Usually not seen with simple masturbation. ...Read more

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Treatment for digital ulcers from raynaud's (a circulatory problem)?

Treatment for digital ulcers from raynaud's (a circulatory problem)?

Hands warm: Keep the hands warm and try vasodilators. Most important is to look for an underlying disease that is causing the symptoms of raynaud's. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for peptic ulcers?

What are the treatments for peptic ulcers?

Peptic ulcers: Historically, ulcers used to be treated with antacid regimens. However, the current treatment involves treating a bacteria called heliobactor pylorii. And using acid blockers as a supplement. So, patients are given antibiotics and advised to use the acid blockers (either on a short or long term basis). ...Read more

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I have had mouth ulcers for over 4wks now. Is there anything I could do to get rid of them. As soon as one goes another has already popped up.?

I have had mouth ulcers for over 4wks now. Is there anything I could do to get rid of them. As soon as one goes another has already popped up.?

Time for appointment: Canker sores, fever blisters, herpangina & the ulcers of hand-foot-mouth syndrome all resolve in 1-2 weeks. If they recur they usually do so after an interval of at least 1-2 months. Chronic cankers suggest behcet's disease, mouth dryness as in sjogren's syndrome or even mucositis. These are conditions that require you to see your doctor. ...Read more

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How should I prevent peptic ulcers?

How should I prevent peptic ulcers?

Avoid NSAIDs: The 2 most common causes of stomach or duodenal ulcers are infection with the helicobacter pylori bacteria and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, etc. ...Read more

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2 tonic-clonics in under a year (normal EEG and MRI), depression, tremors in left hand, sleep apnea, mouth ulcers, freq. infection. What's wrong?

2 tonic-clonics in under a year (normal EEG and MRI), depression, tremors in left hand, sleep apnea, mouth ulcers, freq. infection. What's wrong?

More info needed: Thanks for your question. I understand that this can be very scary, especially when you don't have a clear cut diagnosis. I would recommend getting a second opinion, preferably from a large academic center. Definitely something going on and we need to get some answers for you. ...Read more

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Also, my hands are thicking with a rubber blackish color my face has painful red spots w/ulcer very deep?

Also, my hands are thicking with a rubber blackish color my face has painful red spots w/ulcer very deep?

See a physician -: Your question is important but too complicated toanswer in this forum. It merits careful consideration and examination that a physician can only provide in person. Good luck! ...Read more

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M57 masturbated 3 days back with dirty hands, now see multiple problems. Ulcer on shaft skin under glans, small dot crusting ulcer on glans.Advise?

Skin Ulcers: It sure sounds like you need someone to see this and make sure these are not just minor troubles from friction caused by masturbation. Ulcers usually appear with syphilis or herpes, or deep abrasions...Usually not seen with simple masturbation. ...Read more

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I'm currently taking sucralfate and Prilosec for a ulcer this week has been hand and I only take the meds when in need. Should I be taking them dail?

I'm currently taking sucralfate and Prilosec for a ulcer this week has been  hand and I only take the meds when in need. Should I be taking them dail?

Not enough: You are taking part of the regimen designed to eliminate helicobacter pylorus, an infection of the stomach lining which can lead to ulcers. Generally antibiotic is also added to sulfacrate and prilosec. Consult with your family doc (or GI doc) to optimize this treatment. It will need to be taken every day for 3-4 weeks to maximize the effectiveness. ...Read more

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I have an severely painful corneal eye ulcer- ER wouldn't hand over tetracaine.. Why..?

I have an severely painful corneal eye ulcer- ER wouldn't hand over tetracaine.. Why..?

Malpractice: That would be malpractice if they did. Tetracaine lasts about 5 minutes, so what will happen is, you will end up using it about 20 to 30 times a day. If you use tetracaine more than three or four times a day, it will actually melt your cornea and you will require a corneal transplant. The emergency room did the correct thing and it is extremely dangerous to use tetracaine at home because of corneal melts. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestion: extremely painful corneal eye ulcer- ER wouldn't hand over tetracaine.. Why..?

Can you give me suggestion: extremely painful corneal eye ulcer- ER wouldn't hand over tetracaine.. Why..?

Corneal Ulcer: Corneal Ulcers are very painful but tetracine drops are not the treatment you need to treat the cause of the ulcer, by treating the pain alone you are not going to treat the cause of the ulcer. You need to be seen by an ophthalmologist and he can prescribe a medication that has both components treatment for the underlying cause and for the pain ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more